RR vs KXIP: Gayle, Smith, Mankading take centre stage

Chris Gayle galloped into the record books by becoming the fastest to 4,000 IPL runs while Steve Smith made his return to cricket in India and Ravi Ashwin mankaded Jos Buttler as Punjab beat Rajasthan in a thriller.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle became the fastest to 4,000 runs and the second overseas player to reach the landmark. He scored 79 off 47 balls. Photo: K.R. DEEPAK
Kings XI Punjab's Sarfaraz Khan scored 46 off 29 balls as his team breached the 180-run mark. Photo: IPL
Jos Buttler got the Rajasthan Royals off to a blinder. He scored 69 off just 43 balls. Photo: IPL
Ravichandran Ashwin mankads Jos Buttler. Photo: IPL
Kings XI Punjab took wickets at regular intervals as a middle and lower order collapse from Rajasthan Royals handed Punjab a 14-run win. Photo: IPL